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When Jayden Carter applied to be Ethan Bryant's roommate, he never expected his whole life to change. Drawn into a world he knows nothing about, Jayden joins the beautiful and mysterious Lexi as Ethan's submissive. He then begins a journey of self-discovery that teaches him more than merely BDSM.*This title is out of print....

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The Forbidden Room Reviews

  • Emanuela ~plastic duck~
    2018-12-13 05:29

    01/18/13: Revised rating after a couple of years of reading m/m: from 2 to 3.I am very conflicted because I liked the way Jayden and Ethan got together and I sort of liked the two main characters, so much that I want to read the sequel, but the book didn't really satisfy me.First of all, I think Jayden's acceptance of Ethan as a master was too fast. The words he spoke - especially "Yes, Master Ethan" at the end of their first encounter - were so unexpected. I don't expect someone who has not even be curious about BDSM to know what to say. While I can believe that a submissive attitude could be instinctive, the words in my opinion must be acquired, taught. Unless Ethan is so overwhelming that you just have to call him Master, I think "Sir" would come first. I also think that Jayden's first experience of same sex intercourse should have left him wondering or conflicted, but I only saw a passive acceptance. Maybe I'm reading this all wrong, but I wasn't able to get involved in the story because of these reasons.I also perceived a bit of coldness in Jayden. I liked him more when he showed his emotions, for example when he argued with his sister. Even if at the beginning I didn't like Ethan either, as the story progressed I loved the cracks in his behaviour, the glimpses of insecurity and I really felt sorry for him at the end. This is also the reason why I'm so interested in the sequel.I didn't really care for Lexi, but I think that this is not really a pure m/m romance since Lexi, the female protagonist, is so important in the book.

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2018-11-19 08:36

    Ethan, you delicious devilish Dom! Oh how I dream about you. Wow. I'm very impressed with this BDSM novel as it is very sweet and shows quite a bit of education. I wish all the BDSM communities were this way. Well, this is a fictional story so I can only dream and fantasize.This story was just the right sweetness and tartness. Ethan is a complicated Dom who has his own demons to wrestle. We don't really know the full story about Ethan until close to 2/3 of the way through the story. This story was more than just a BDSM guide of what a new slave can expect. It was a story of friendship blossoming and turning into lovers. I loved the dynamic between Lexi, Ethan and Jayden. Yes, Kimberly, Jayden's twin is a little bit of a prude, but what do you expect from a midwestern girl? Seriously, I grew up in the Chicago suburbs. I know exactly how white bread it is and how any little deviance from their social norm is looked up as something disgusting or with great distrust. *shudder* I'm glad I no longer live there. Back to the story, author Barnaby moved me. While I never cried or shed a tear while reading this book, I was pulled into the story hard. I was only going to read a couple of chapters. Next thing I know, I'm devouring the book and my chores are left undone. This book is well written with a great plot as well as complex three dimensional characters. Their relationships were believable. Better yet, the BDSM scenes were hot and so well done. Not a single misstep. I'm very impressed. This is the first 5 star rating I've given so far in 2012. True it is early, but I've already read over a dozen books and this one is the very best. I'm now shamelessly going to start the next book even though I have work to do and other books that I really should be completing first. The bar is now set for other books. It's pretty high. I have a feeling there will be less 5 stars this year than last. I highly recommend this book to BDSM readers who enjoy sexual expression in all its forms.

  • Shelley
    2018-11-21 10:22

    Firstly ignore that shitty cover. What you are about to read is H.O.T seriously freaking off the charts VOLCANIC!This book was so erotically attractive to me. Arousing, provocative, sensual and down right carnal. At times it was even wickedly depraved and salacious. Yes it's BDSM erotica with but for me the edge play was more focused on the B&D rather than the S&M (thank god)There is a lot of sex in this novel and I mean A LOT, but whereas usually with this amount of sex I become bored and disinterested with the continual scening. Not in the Forbidden room, NO WAY!The story is told very well from Jayden's point of view which makes it all the more real for me to be in his position. Feel what he's feeling, his desires became mine, his fantasies mine, I wanted what he wanted, I saw what he was seeing all through him. So real in fact, that at times I felt my own cock and balls swell and pulse...Oh wait I don't have a cock or bollox!! See it was that real! The scenes are intense, original, emotional and addictive...yes addictive I tell you.What makes it so good is the dynamic of the characters.Jayden is a straight guy, a normal guy and a student, who rents a room from Ethan. The only rule in his new home is stay out of the forbidden roomJayden, Jayden...why couldn't you stay away? but little does he know that opening that door will change him irrevocably. What?... you know he opens it, otherwise it's going to be a seriously boring and short book if he didn't. I thank god that he did, otherwise I would never have been thrust into this new lifestyle with Jayden. And thrust he is. Don't expect a slow easing introduction for Jayden uh uh!Ethan instinctively knows what's needed to introduce Jayden into his world.Ethan is a doctor and a man who is always striving for control. He is a Dominant for harrowing reasons that are later revealed, and has very real issues that I wont go into because it will involve spoilers. Needless to say, I adored Ethan. He was overall a good Dom to his subs, an amazing Dom! Kind and affectionate but with a tendency to be ruthless too. I wish I could indulge in more of Ethan's personality with you but it will give away too much. He had me on my subconscious knees many a time- delicious man!Lexi is Ethan's beautiful sub. She is beautiful in every way. She is kind, strong and gentle. I truly liked her a lot. My heart broke for Lexi, lovely lonely Lexi. Her personal circumstances and her past make Lexi who she is. Again..not going into it.The three of them form a bond that forms the basis of this series. It also deals with the natural progression for Jayden in the BDSM world. It was extremely interesting for me to see this evolve.The Author says Erotic Fiction is more than moans, grunts and physical pleasure. Erotic fiction consists not only of the mechanics of physical love, but the complex characters and relationships that lead to those all encompassing feelings of need and longing.Well the authors has that all covered with this highly erotic and emotionally charged novel.Loved it!4.5 Stars and I am rounding up!

  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    2018-12-10 07:21

    I was recommended to read this book a while back and I finally got round to it. I have to say that I was intrigued at first, the characters were written so well I needed to find out more about them.However, I have to say the BDSM content made me feel very uncomfortable at times as it was more prominent than the character development. This is not a negative to the book though as I knew it would be in there, I chose to read it and in no way does it affect my rating. However, certain elements of this lifestyle described in this book are not for me. And as I mentioned, I found that the BDSM story was more prominent than the storyline of the characters, because to me they came across as two separate entities rather than one integrated storyline. Once the characters were developed more by the Author towards the latter part of the book it made them more real and as a reader I understood their feelings and actions and I ended up loving the chemistry between the characters; the friendship and the love. This is the story of Ethan, Lexi and Jayden. Ethan and Lexi have deep rooted issues and are, through each other and their relationship, receiving the tools and comfort to battle their demons. However, once Jayden enters their lives he almost acts as a catalyst and these issues are laid bare and actual healing and self-development begins in earnest.The next book in the series is: A House of Cards - Deconstructing Ethan and yes I will be reading this one because Ethan took a piece of my heart in the end and I need to know what happens next!

  • Vivian
    2018-12-13 10:23

    3.5 starsGreat emotion emerges through this exploration of sexuality and makes the reader wonder why one is so quick to want to categorize everything. It demonstrates the fluidity of sexuality and why naming something often negates it. The sex and emotion is off-the-charts stunning. Unfortunately, there are several heavy-handed plot points that didn't need to be there, and are melodramatic. I rolled my eyes and cringed a bit, but the character study between the Ethan, Lexi, and Jayden is fabulous.

  • piranha
    2018-11-18 07:28

    i am rating this as 1 star because i despise being misled about the contents of a book so that i buy it with false expectations. i am not opposed to female characters (no, in fact i rather enjoy strong/interesting female characters), but i do NOT enjoy them as lead characters in my supposed m/m erotica, and especially not in BDSM. heck, in this book the woman has a more intimate relationship with the sub than he has with the dom. i didn't finish -- not because the writing was bad (it's quite good; i bought this because i had enjoyed other books by ms barnaby), and at some other time i will probably continue. i didn't finish because this much female presence in the sex scenes was a total turn-off. and it IS the fault of the author in this case, because her other work is mm and she doesn't indicate anywhere that this is mmf. i'm cranky, and tired of publishers/authors misleading me. this is the third instance in the recent past that i felt ripped off this way. enough already. what in the world makes you people think i'm gonna enjoy something you're tricking me into? it just makes me much less likely to buy from you in the future. write better blurbs!

  • Sassafrass
    2018-11-27 05:19

    I just thought that this book was OK. I felt like there was too much going on for it to have ended the way that it did. I felt very unfufilled at the end. There is supposedly a continuation, and I will likely read it to get a sense of what happened.As far as the smut factor, the book was very hot as far as sex scenes and BDSM sessions go, but the story was lacking.Also, I believe that I have said this before, there were spelling errors in the book. There was a big one where instead of using the word indicated, the word indicted was used. That gets me out of the world of the characters and back into reality very quickly. It's like splashing cold water on someone. ******Reread in September in 2011.I have reread this book. I've read a lot more BDSM, alot more menage and a lot more m/m since reading this book. I think that a lot of my original opinions still stand, but I did enjoy the book more this time around. I'd probably give it 3-3.5 stars this time. I still don't think that the ending suited me, but that's just my opinion.

  • BookMarc
    2018-11-27 10:20

    If I was an author of erotic fiction I would be very pissed off if the cover of my novel had a guy on it with zits all over his shoulders. That just doesn't scream erotic.If I was an author of any book I would be very pissed off if the editing was substandard and the text was littered with spelling errors. That just doesn't scream professional.I am not an author. I am a reader though and those are things that would turn me away from buying the book. Thankfully I was privy to receiving a free copy but I do like to be honest in my reviews and felt that those issues should be mentioned.The Forbidden Room is an erotic novel that revolves around the main male character Jayden, his soon to be male master who is named Ethan and a fellow submissive, a female named Lexi. Jayden's foray into the world of BDSM wasn't totally believable in my opinion. He is renting a room at Ethan's house, enters the "forbidden room" and gets caught doing so and thus is told he must leave the house for good unless he appears in the room fully naked at a given time and day by Ethan.Whatever happened to renters rights?Jayden goes along with this and becomes submissive to Ethan's desires and finds himself enjoying the experience of being dominated and disciplined which encompasses giving Ethan oral sex and being the recipient of anal sex. Before this experience Jayden was, apparently, heterosexual.Enter Lexi.Lexi is already Jayden's submissive and what follows is plenty of three way BDSM encounters with Ethan always controlling the action.The sexual encounters are written very expertly and the author's talent certainly lays in her descriptions of these encounters as they are beyond just sexual in that they are also filled with emotional desire and yearning. Through this one can see how much the three characters need and rely upon each other.I am new to erotica, and have never read any erotica that dealt with homosexuality, and perhaps this is how erotica is meant to be. However, I would have liked to have seen more character development in relation to their lives outside of their group.One thing I didn't like about the story was the open ending that will have you needing to buy the second novel if you want to know how things progress. Perhaps a more rounded ending with the tease of a second novel would have worked better? Overall, I did actually enjoy this novel although it was more of a learning experience and initiation into the world of literary erotica than it was a great read. I think if I had read more erotica, and had other novels to compare it to, I would have enjoyed this more. A decent enough read though.

  • I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
    2018-11-23 03:45

    I loved this book! I enjoyed the journey the characters experienced together and individually. When I think of doms and subs, I always think they just start out that way, but this story paints a very different picture of the process and I thought it was very fun and interesting...not to mention hot and erotic! ______________________________________________________________________If you like this type of book, you might enjoy one of these groups. Check us out!Menage ReadersErotic EnchantsBookie Nookie's Erotic eBook Exchange

  • Jason Bradley
    2018-11-30 09:38

    I don't think I realized this was MMF, or at least not as much as it was. The ending left me unsatisfied although I know that life isn't always able to be tied up in a neat bow. The BDSM aspects were well written and sexy.

  • Mantastic
    2018-12-13 06:30

    I have so much respect for this book and its sequel that I have had a hard time putting what I think into words. On one hand, I had an immediate reaction between "what I would do" versus "what the characters do." As you'll see from some of the other reviews, Jayden is given a choice ... stay and submit or leave the house. His inner dialogue splits his decision so equally that the only reason we know he will stay is that it would have been a very short book had he decided to leave.On the other hand, his experiences are not my own. As readers, we tend to want to escape into the character and I found that I could not. Stepping back to allow the characters to be who they are instead of who I am was critical in my understanding and enjoyment of these novels. Decision made, we see Jayden thrown into the BDSM experience in a very abrupt fashion. As explained in the book, each person is different; some needing extra care as they become accustomed to the lifestyle, others needing that immediate cold-dunking, rip-the-band aid-off, full immersion into the community. I think JP Barnaby's choice for Jayden was a good one. Others may not agree, or may be uncomfortable, but Jayden's own inner dialogue would have talked him out of anything more subtle. As we see through their shared experiences, Jayden finds himself in ways that he never expected and wouldn't have known he needed. The addition of Lexi, in the role of confidant and fellow sub, softens the experience and helps guide Jayden through this new life.I found the character development to be right on the mark. TFR is told from Jayden's perspective from start to finish. We know only what he knows, or what/how we as readers interpret the other characters actions. We get many insights into Lexi, her past and present, because of her many conversations with Jayden through his "training." We know how and why she has chosen this path, how she feels about Ethan, and how she feels about the addition of Jayden because she tells him. We know less about Ethan and his motivations because their relationship outside of the room is not nearly as developed as in it. The reader is able to gain a few insights based on Ethan's actions and Lexi's informed opinions, but Ethan is a controlled, reserved and extremely private person and for him to be more forthcoming with his subs would have gone against the core character Barnaby had created.One of the main things that I liked about this story is that the characters made mistakes. The storyline didn't go in a straight line from beginning to end; it took lefts and rights, twists and turns. In one particular instance it stopped completely and had to re-trace its steps. This may un-nerve some readers. I found it essential. Other stories I have read with BDSM themes have been somewhat safe, best-case-scenarios. While they were wonderfully crafted and served as a great introduction to the topic, The Forbidden Room seemed more real. Great trust is needed to enter into a relationship of this nature; communication and clear definitions and limits are important, but that doesn't mean that misunderstandings and obvious mistakes don't still happen. The fact that Barnaby allowed the reader to see the raw experience instead of the rose-colored one was a big risk that I believe showed integrity to her work.Didn't stop me from balling like a baby, though, when those mistakes happened. In a book titled The Forbidden Room, I am not surprised that the majority of this novel is sexual and takes place in that room. Each encounter brings something new to the story. Some lessons were found in a gentle caress, some in more stark actions. How Jayden reacted to each experience was a big influence on how I responded to reading it. The transition of Jayden from clueless to sub to dom spans nearly 2 years. Yet I was happy to see Jayden's interaction with his family outside the room. I think it was very telling of Jayden's growth. Without giving away a spoiler, I feel the scenes with his family are as much understandable as they are infuriating. They are also the source of Jayden's greatest mistake. He knew how important communication is and yet he held his tongue. His insecurities tempted him towards anger and colored not only his opinion, but ours as readers. While I still want to thump a certain sister in the head, Jayden's ability to admit his fault was crucial in his development. The ending was not what I expected. I had gotten a few different glimpses of how it "could" go but was taken by surprise at the actual events. That alone made it a worth while ending, in my opinion.Having read the synopsis of book 2 I decided to wait until it was released before I read the first. I am very glad I did. The second picks up right where the first leaves off but we see the next part of the story from Ethan's perspective. I will add a separate review for book 2 shortly, but I would highly recommend purchasing both so that they are read back to back and the flow is uninterrupted.In total, I think The Forbidden Room is a well written exploration of 3 characters who are as diverse as they are similar. There is sex, there is friendship, there is love.

  • Teresa
    2018-11-15 10:28

    ayden is in his final year in college and finds himself looking for an apartment to rent. He couldn't stand the circus in the dorms and he loves his sister Kimberly, but sleeping on couch got old real fast. After reading an add looking for a roommate he thinks it is an answer to his prayers. The first time Jayden meets Ethan everything works out well. The only hitch is that there is one room that Jayden isn't allowed to see and of course the temptation eventually is too great, especially after Ethan goes in the room with a very beautiful woman. Jayden finds something he never expected, a BSDM playroom and of course Ethan immediately knows what he had down and gives him two options: to be naked, waiting for him Saturday at 9 am in the room or to move out at the end of the month. Jayden finds himself in the room at the appointed time by Ethan and his training as a submissive begins. Much to Jayden's surprised, he finds himself not only aroused, but submissive to Ethan's desires too. When Jayden finds himself having a hard time adjusting to the life style, he receives understanding and acceptance from Lexi, Ethan's other sub. Jayden's entrance to the BSDM world opens up a deeper understanding about what he wants I life, but can accept the contradictions between his new and old life. How will Kimberly react when she learns the truth?J.P. Barnaby has created an incredible and provocative story about one man's introduction into the BSDM world. Jayden is your average guy and all he wants is to get ahead in his scholastic endeavors who never thought that his world would completely change completely after he met Ethan. Ethan at first glance appears large and in charge, but under his exterior lies a man still in pain from the terrors from his past. Lexi is happy with her present life, but there is more in her past than you could ever expect. The three form ties that go way beyond their commitments to their submissive/dominant parts. It was incredible to watch Jayden explore his new world and open up to the joy and freedom he received being a submissive. The feelings between Ethan, Jayden and Lexi is apparent in every time they interact to their willingness to drop everything to help each other. The story ended leaving the reader both satisfied and wondering what will happen next in the storyline. I for one can't wait to read the next book, A House of Cards Deconstructing Ethan. Thanks go to J. P. Barnaby for a wonderful and beautiful story.

  • UrbanFirefly
    2018-11-16 10:17

    I would be kinda mad if I paid for this book. I don't mind porn with a plot if the plot is as good as the porn but in this case the plot was not as good. Twists felt as if they came out of nowhere. I didn't feel any connection with the relationship between the 3 main characters outside of the playroom. I'm supposed to believe that ethan, jayden and lexi have somehow become friends but there aren't many scenes that show them building that relationship. I suppose the scenes in new york were supposed to build but the author decided to tell me they discussed whatever, but not show me. Thus, when the always in control, cold ethan starts talking about loving either of them I don't see how. Jayden seemed like a crybaby but didn't cry in the moment I felt he should have been crying. Lexi, while hot in the playroom was boring overall and I just wanted her to go away near the end. I did like that ethan was vulnerable. I found it interesting that despite the fact that he works as a doctor and has trained several submissives, he had severe social issues. I just have a soft spot for tough dudes that fall apart sometimes.I skipped the ending right around the time when everyone went to Chicago. I skimmed but everything seemed so ridiculous at that point that I didn't care to read even the juicy parts.

  • Stephanie
    2018-11-25 05:26

    I am so glad I stuck with this book. I have to admit the BDSM aspect made me very uncomfortable. I guess it is safe to say my hard limits would be crawling around on my knees, whipping, and most of what took place in the forbidden room. With all that said, once Ethan began to open up to Jayden, I found my self really beginning to enjoy the book. I wanted to read this based on it's M/M recommendations, and at times Lexi and her girlie bits got in the way at first, she eventually becomes what brings Ethan and Jayden together. I was a bit let down by the ending. Of course I have book 2 waiting to be read so maybe I will get the ending that I want.

  • Theresa
    2018-12-01 08:19

    Misled by publisher and author - this is MMF. Weird that there was not a romantic relationship between the Dom and his male and female subs. The relationship was between the two subs and it surprisingly came out of nowhere at the end of the book. This book was all over the place as far a story arcs and relationships to where it just wasn't believable and I stopped caring about the MCs. There just wasn't rhyme or reason behind the MCs' actions and relationships. It felt like the author was trying to throw everything but the kitchen sink into a MMF BDSM erotic novel.

  • Awilk -never sleeps-
    2018-12-06 08:44

    This book was very hard for me to rate. Although there was parts to this story that I enjoyed, I found all three of the main characters hard to find any feelings for. The time jumps were also a problem, as I think I needed to see these people interacting more in their day to day lives. I was also a little disappointed by the lack of true affection shown by Ethan.I will read the rest of these books, as I feel that once I have read the whole series I may understand everyone better, but on its own, this book was a little disappointing to me.

  • Dreamer
    2018-12-08 02:30

    Not a quitter, so felt compelled to finish this. A BDSM m/f/m tale with little or no humour, an odd storyline and poor grammar, not for me..

  • Shirley Frances
    2018-11-23 08:17

    This is my first book by J.P. Barnaby and it came highly recommended. By no means is the book a bad one, it just left me sad and none to happy. I enjoyed Jayden's journey into this new lifestyle and the relationships he develops along the way.I loved the chemistry between the characters and the scenes they created and even enjoyed the scenes between Jayden and Lexi. I just didn't get Jayden. I though he was a selfish brat who wanted his cake and eat it too. At times, I felt like he used Ethan and Lexi in a way. That was the hard part for me, because I really wanted to connect with him and understand him more. But I just did not get there.That aside, I found the story interesting. Everything the author included developed the characters further and made them more real. However, by the end I was fuming. I do understand that not all story have a happy ending, but I felt that neither Ethan nor Lexi received what they deserved.I gave it four stars because I really did like the book, the whole dynamic was a different one for me and both Ethan and Lexi were exceptional characters with each one fighting their own demons and coming up on top. Jayden felt real in his suffering and his inner musings, but his actions were a different story and well, I didn't like him and that's a first for me. The writing was very good and maybe I'm at fault here. Maybe I just refused to see Jayden's side since I connected and loved Ethan so much.I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I feel like I invested a lot in these characters and I would like to see even more of them. Even Jayden!

  • Julia
    2018-11-21 10:44

    Hmm. Mixed feelings about this one. Good writing, despite some typos. I'm not a fan of m/f or m/m/f so I found the scenes with the girls a little... jarring, almost. It was a little heavier on the smut than felt necessary, but, at the same time, some of those scenes were incredibly hot. If I were rating it just for erotic value, it'd be an easy five star read. The plot is engaging and the characters are pretty well done, so, for me, I would've preferred more of that over a few of the sex scenes. Or in addition to the sex scenes to make for better balance. Ethan's character was probably my favorite (well, him and the boy sub that had a little crush on Jayden lol) because he has so much potential for growth and starts out from such a sad place in life. In one of the reviews I read, someone was bothered by the fact that one of the main characters was drawn to the BDSM lifestyle as a way to overcome abuse. I get not wanting to further a stereotype, especially when so many people in the lifestyle don't have heavy issues to overcome. At the same time, though, some people do. Showing someone that was able to survive some serious trauma and start to heal through their experiences with consensual submission and dominance... I think that's a good thing. Characters like that can help people that are trying to overcome their own issues. In the end, 3.5 stars.

  • Danny Tyran
    2018-11-26 09:33

    Sometimes, I thought it was an excellent novel, but at other times, I was bored enough to move on to other activities and to read another complete novel before returning to this book. Yes, there is a good psychological study of the characters, but why the authors always describe the Doms as having been abused children? I have known several dominants and they were all very psychologically strong. So please, stop describing them as damned sick! It was the same in Fifty Shades of Grey (which, incidentally, is crap). I thought I was disappointed enough for not wanting to read more, but then I surprised myself by reading the excerpt provided at the end of this first volume for the sequel. Yes, I eventually bought A House of Cards (second book). So basically, I'm still interested, even though there were annoying and irritating bits.* My language is French, so sorry if there is still mistakes in my review.

  • grumpybybirth
    2018-11-23 10:32

    I found this book to be, well not sure what to say about it . I loved it, but at times it tore me to shreds. I can see so much of why Ethan is the way he is, and I can understand why he lives the way he does. His life is so filled with control, and its the only thing that keeps him going. Jayden is a little harder for me. He seemed to take to this life quite quickly, and he was perfect in every way for Ethan. He has to make some tough choices, but its the right thing in the end. Lexi is great she is like the mother hen/submissive wrapped up in this odd little bundle. She is wonderful and keeps things flowing between them at first. I dont like the way it ended, but it helps knowing there is more books. My heart is bleeding for Ethan!

  • Toni (U.A.C.)
    2018-12-11 02:29

    Thought that the story was pretty good. Think that certain scenes were glossed over and not sure why, specifically closure scenes, they just kind of rounded up a bit too neat, not really believable in my head. Wished the ending was a little different. I'm glad that I found out after reading most of the story that this was written based off of the twilight characters(not that I hated those but it's apples and oranges, you know?). I think it would have possibly turned me off. Instead I had already established my own idea of what the characters looked like in my head. Again, it was pretty good...but it could have been outstanding.

  • Hrtnsoul28
    2018-11-17 10:35

    There was so much emotion in this book. I could not put it down. All the characters feelings and responses to their lifes. I was so impressed with the author's descriptions of everything. How it doesn't matter the sex of the person you love just who they are as a person. It was very beautiful. When I was young I was pretty strick in my thoughts of people being gay was wrong. But as I have grown up I realize it is not a choice and that love is better then hate. What could be wrong with love.

  • Logan
    2018-12-06 09:31

    OK....I am changing my review in fairness to the author. It is not her fault that I have the hangups that I do. I did not enjoy the way this book ended.....but it was a very good read. Having found out that there is more to Master Ethan I am much happier. Sorry....I get attached to the characters...can't help it. I am looking forward to reading more by this author....and keeping my fingers crossed that she will do right my HEA hangups

  • Carolyn88
    2018-12-15 07:26

    I just finished reading The forbidden room by J.P Barbaby. At times I did not really like the book. Ethan (the Dom) has major issues. It also has a female in the group. I didn't care for reading about her. I soon did fall in love with the character. I am planning on giving it high markes. There is another book, but I did not find it on Kindle. I will look other places

  • Kristie
    2018-12-09 04:18

    I don't have the words, not yet. Just that I loved this book.

  • Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
    2018-12-01 05:18

    Yet another special snowflake from the Twilight fandom to think it's okay to file the VIN off her fan fiction. See comments.

  • Wendy Ann
    2018-11-27 05:29

    Never wrote a review for this the first time around, so here goes. Lately, this book was infiltrating my memory and I had an overwhelming urge to re-read it – something I rarely do. I was amazed at how many of the small details I didn’t recall at all from my first go around. Somehow, I had built up pieces and parts into something different, but overall, I loved it every bit as much as the first reading. I have the new combined version of this one and the sequel in paperback format (signed by the author), but wanted to go back to the original first. What a complicated relationship in Ethan and Jayden, but I’m fascinated nonetheless!

  • Lisa
    2018-11-18 07:24

    I began reading knowing it was BDSM but assumed it was MM. I was surprised to find quite a bit of it was MF as well, although I guess in the end its MMF.Jayden replies to an ad placed by Ethan for a roommate. All goes well and Jayden moves in, under the strict proviso that he is never to go into a certain room. The Forbidden Room. Jayden has seen this room and has also seen Ethan go into the room with a woman, Lexi.Of course, as time goes on, Jayden's curiosity gets the better of him and he enters.Ethan finds him and issues and ultimatum. Be in the room the next day naked or move out.The next day Jayden is waiting in the room. From now on along with Lexi, Jayden becomes one of Ethan's subs.Time moves on and Lexi graduates, sharing one last night in the room with Ethan and Jayden, where Jayden ends up making love to her and Ethan leaves the room.Eventually, due to a family crisis, Jayden is forced to leave Washington and move back to Chicago. On the last night Ethan asks Jayden to show him how it was the last night with Lexi. After making love to Ethan, Jayden leaves using his safe word.This book ran the series of emotions for me. At the beginning I was a little pissed as I don't usually like women in my MM stories. I wanted to knock Jayden's and Ethan's head together because they would not admit to being in love with each other.By the final chapter I was sobbing, it was so sad, as Jayden safeworded and left I thought my heart would break.I did not realize that this was the first part and there was a sequel. Unfortunately, the sequel is also out of print, and I had to buy the anthology to read the second part of the story, which I did straight afterwards and straight through.If you have not read this book and don't mind a little woman in the story, I urge you to read it.

  • carol
    2018-12-13 03:43

    I loved this book by J.P.Barnaby, which has a strong well paced story line, characters that are well developed that the reader quickly develops an affinity with; you feel as if you are there like a silent witness, everything is so clearly described. Jayden in his graduate year needs independence from parental financial support and his college digs, he applies and passes an interview to rent a floor of Dr. Ethan Bryant's lovely home, all bar one room that is Forbidden to him. He observes Ethan taking a young woman in but not a sound can be heard and over a period of weeks the door and room become an enticing mystery that grows into a monster that Jayden can no longer resist, a compulsion he has to explore. This leads to his ultimatum that in turn introduces him to the world of BDSM and his training as a sexual submissive to Ethan as his Dominant. It also questions his previous experiences and views on his sexuality. The third protagonist Lexi, Ethan's submissive, supports Jayden on his demanding journey into submission. Each character has emotional and psychological damage from their past or events that happen during the course of the story, that can and will effect each of them for life. J.P.Barnaby takes you along and into their lives and experiences, which in turn effects the readers emotions and empathy. This story reduced this reader to tears more than once. Where the story ends is not the satisfying HEA that many stories finish with and I'm pleased to see a follow on book that I'm now eager to purchase and read. The standard of English is very good and well edited and I have no hesitation in giving this book 5 stars and will definitely read this again in the near future. I'm grateful to the person who recommended it to me and I have no hesitation in recommending this excellent story to other adults.